Domestic Relations

At Udall Law Firm our team of domestic relations attorneys are experienced at handling a wide range of family-related legal matters. We understand that whether you’re facing a divorce, child custody or paternity issues, or are planning a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, these can be difficult and emotional times. Our family law attorneys are committed to providing our clients with sound advice and will work with you to achieve the best possible result with the least possible stress.

Divorce and Legal Separations
Our attorneys understand that when it comes to the dissolution of a marriage, either by divorce, legal separation or annulment, that each case is unique. Often times, one decision can affect many others, such as housing, debt and financial support, child custody and parenting time. Udall attorneys have the experience and resources to evaluate your situation, protect your interests and determine the best strategy for a successful outcome. We are adept at handling negotiations and mediation, but when these options fail we are ready to take your case to trial. Our attorneys will watch out for your best interests and have the necessary experience to fight to protect your rights.

Child Custody and Support, Paternity and Grand Parent Visitations
Dealing with your child’s custody and defending or preserving your rights as a parent or grand parent can be extremely stressful and is often one of the most contentious aspects of family law. Whether you are working to establish custody, modify a parenting-time agreement, or are dealing with matters related to enforcement or contempt, at Udall Law Firm, we have the proven experience needed to argue your case based on the facts and what is in your child’s best interest. Udall attorneys work hard to negotiate an agreement and resolve custody matters outside of the court system. This approach can save you time and money. In addition, it enables our client to have more control over their custody plan without having terms imposed by a judge. In the event that it becomes necessary to take your case to court, our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights, and your children’s rights in order to achieve the very best resolution.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
The possibility of a pre or postnuptial agreement often has a negative response or creates a suggestion of distrust. But in truth, these types of agreements can bring peace of mind and are intended to protect and address the interests of both parties in the marriage. Our attorneys will walk you through the pros and cons of an agreement and assists you in developing an agreement that addresses your specific needs. We understand that for a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to be valid it must be properly prepared. By working with an experienced Udall attorney, you can have confidence and peace of mind that your agreement is valid.

Arthur Alexander Obtains Decree of Annulment for Same Gender Marriage

In a recent decision from the Pima County Superior Court, Udall Law Firm, Of Counsel, Arthur B. Alexander, obtained a Decree of Annulment for two females. The parties had legally married in New York State and unfortunately wished to terminate their (legal) marriage, in Arizona, which was now their home state. The Plaintiff requested that attorney Alexander research the issue; While it was determined that, under present law, a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage is not available for same gender … Continue reading

More Humor from The Family Group

More humor from the Family Law Group: Recently in Ohio, a man personally appeared in court to seek an order declaring him to be not dead. It seems he had been declared dead in 1994, but in fact had been an alcoholic who simply left town and lost touch. Despite the fact the man was standing in the court room, the Court ruled that the man is still legally dead because a death ruling cannot be reversed after three years … Continue reading

Family Law Humor to Brighten Your Monday!

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: May first cousins legally marry each other in Arizona? Yes, according to Arizona Revised Statutes 25-101(B), which permits first cousins to marry as long as they are both at least 65 years old. The same statute permits a Court to give permission to marry if one or both of the first cousins is less than 65 years old ‘upon proof that one of the cousins is unable to reproduce.’”

Peter Akmajian

PETER AKMAJIAN – Partner Practice Areas: • Medical & Legal Malpractice • Commercial Litigation • Insurance Law • Product Liability • Domestic Relations • Employment Law Continue reading

Arthur B. Alexander

Arthur B. Alexander – Of Counsel    Practice Areas:   • Domestic Relations Continue reading

Lori A. Petersen

LORI A. PETERSEN – Partner Practice Areas: •Civil & Commercial Litigation •Insurance Defense •Transactional Law •Domestic Relations Continue reading